Hello, I'm assuming this won't be off-topic (seeing how often we
sidetrack into political subjects...)!
I'm a younger member of this hobby; but some of you who've been in it a
while remember when oil was around $10/barrel and plastic kits were
commensurately cheaper. It all ended of course with the oil crises. Now
that oil's expensive again and some scientists say we risk running out
of black gold *for real* in just decades, what substitutes will we have
for plastic? All talk about oil substitutes is centered around
alternative energy but not so much thought about oil-derived materials.
I hope we won't have to learn how to work with whitemetal/wood/beeswax
in 30 years...
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- posted 17 years ago